Cascades El Ourit, Tlemcen

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  • Located in a mountainous area, 7 km from the city of Tlemcen, going towards Aïn Fezza where another wonder (Beni Add Cave), the waterfalls of El Ourit result of pink and Red Mefrouch Wadi escarpments. A railway viaduct spans the torrent of waterfalls of El Ourit. This work of art of the 19th century was conducted by Gustave Eiffel and company. Since 1993, they are part of the national park. According to legend, imposing rocks dominated a nest of greenery where flowed once sources are spoiling on slabs of stone. The Gorge of El-Ourit poured below the dam of the Mefrouche, their waters 68 metres in height, resulting in great falls. In the 1970s, and in the same season, youth were heading in large numbers to this site to refresh and bathe, especially in the Guelta-Zerga (Blue Lake), including the water, very low temperature, giving the skin of bathers a bluish color Hence its name. The poem "Ourit, Ourit" the poet Ibn Khamis Tlemcen, subsequently became a hymn performed by young girls who went to this place to take a refreshing bath or washing the laundry and even wool. Abandoned in the late 1990s, due to the deplorable security situation, El Ourit has been restored and reopened to the public in the mid-2000s.
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  • On the return of the Beni add Cave Road, we stopped to see the falls. Nothing special, there was a group of noisy kids who nagaient. Otherwise the site is small, we noticed a few restaurants nearby. To do if we're pass but if the place is not worth the detour.
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  • Such a beautiful place, so natural with fresh air and fantastic view
  • Nature's wonder! Refreshing waterfalls, amazing water azure color. Great place for couples photo shoots.
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